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Star One


Progressive Metal

3.71 | 192 ratings

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3 stars Three solid stars to Star One's all-stars' number two

This second album released under the name of Star One once again feature many of the same people as were present on the first, including Shadow Gallery's Gary Wehrkamp on guitar, and Threshold's Damian Wilson and Symphony X's Sir Russell Allen on vocals. Fans of these bands will probably enjoy this. Like on Space Metal, the material here is once again strong with nice melodies and solos. The sound is somewhat heavier and darker this time around and the choruses are not as disturbingly catchy, but the differences are not that big. There are some songs, like Cassandra Complex, that are very much in the vein of traditional heavy Rock (think Deep Purple).

I find both albums by Star One rather enjoyable and I generally prefer both of them over Ayreon's overblown and cheesy Rock Operas. Still, there is nothing on these albums that I find particularly impressive as such.

Every bit as good as Space Metal, if not better, possibly even the best of Arjen Lucassen's many efforts!

SouthSideoftheSky | 3/5 |


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